Project Summary

Developmental disabilities are defined as chronic disabilities that originate at birth or in the developmental period and cause impairment in physical, learning, language, and/or behavioral areas. Intellectual disabilities fall under the umbrella of developmental disabilities. Insomnia and other sleep disturbances are common among individuals with developmental disabilities.

Management of sleep disorders among individuals with developmental disabilities has been identified as of high importance by PCORI and its stakeholders. Consequently, PCORI is commissioning a topic brief on treatment for insomnia and other sleep disturbances in this population. PCORI seeks to understand the breadth and quantity of recent evidence on treatment strategies to support funding decisions for future comparative clinical effectiveness research and evidence synthesis.

The goal of the topic brief is to identify key treatment strategies for insomnia and other sleep disturbances; provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials; and highlight evidence gaps.

Project Information

Amy Tsou, MD, MSc

Key Dates

November 2022


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Last updated: July 12, 2022